Fed up business owners say that ongoing roadworks in the city centre are killing their trade. The frustrated group say the works in the Kirkgate area, which began in April last year, are causing major disruption and driving customers away. Jacqueline and Jeffrey Walpole, who run Doorkraft, Auto Graph Specialist Cars and Criminal Records vinyl shop on Park Street, said the roadworks were killing them off. Mrs Walpole said. “I’m having to cash pensions and shares to keep the rent and bills paid.